Use of plasma brain natriuretic peptide concentration to aid in the diagnosis of heart failure.

Abstract

Plasma concentration of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), as measured by the Triage BNP Test, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to aid in the diagnosis of heart failure. This diagnostic test is available in many institutions. The purpose of this article is to help the physician know the appropriate time to order this test and to aid in… (More)

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